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2018 Western South Dakota Hydrology Conference

November 15, 2017

Conference: April 19, 2018 
Field trips: April 20, 2018 

Conference: April 19, 2018 
Field trips: April 20, 2018 

Rushmore Plaza Civic Center
444 Mt. Rushmore Road 
Rapid City, South Dakota


  • The John T. Loucks Distinguished Lecture --Jeff Crockett, City of Rapid City Water Superintendent, "Colorado Springs Utilities Water Treatment Section Response to the Waldo Canyon Fire"
  • Student Poster Contest
  • Poster Session & Evening Social with FREE refreshments
  • Open to students/general public at no charge
  • Choice of FREE field seminars/trips on April 20 for conference attendees - details forthcoming

Organized by:

  • National Weather Service

  • RESPEC Consulting & Services

  • South Dakota Department of Environment and Natural Resources

  • South Dakota School of Mines and Technology

  • U.S. Geological Survey

  • West Dakota Water Development District


Press Release for 2018 Conference

Call for Speakers - Closed - download instructions

Call for Posters - Closed - download instructions 

Congratulations to our 2018 student poster contest winners: 

  • 1st place - Navanietha Krishnaraj
  • 2nd place - Fleford Redoloza
  • 3rd place (tie) - Michaela Halvorson and Gorky Dutt

Call for Vendors - Closed - download registration form 

Accommodations- No rooms have been reserved at any hotels for this conference. Four hotels closest to the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center are given in alphabetic order:

Registration - Download Form

2018 Program - Tentative Program - last updated April 6, 2018

2018 Field Trip Information -  Download registration formThe following field trip options are available (more details on registration form):

  • Tour of South Dakota School of Mines and Technology campus and laboratories
  • Rapid Creek in-stream fish habitat improvement projects (FULL!)
  • Jewel Cave National Park geology tour (FULL!)
  • Orchard Meadows Subdivision drainage improvements


2018 Program and Abstract book

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